Local History @ CCL

Our Local History Librarian oversees local history resources for the library service and maintains the Local History Archive at Cranbourne Library, supports local Heritage Groups and works with Councils to promote and preserve our history.

For advice about research, collection management and history enquiries, please use our Local History Enquiry Form below or contact the Local History Librarian at Cranbourne Library on (03) 5990 0150.

Historic Rate and Minute Books

Casey Cardinia Libraries offers patrons access to the rate and minute book records generated by the former Shires of Cranbourne, Berwick and Pakenham. This is a project between the Cardinia Shire, the City of Casey and Casey Cardinia Libraries

Rates available are:
Berwick Shire Rates: 1875 to 1965
Cranbourne Shire Rates: 1863 to 1950

Please contact the Local History Librarian on (03) 5990 0150 about access.

Historic Newspapers

There are a number of local newspaper that cover our local area which have been in publication for many years. To find historic issues of these and other titles, which are available online, visit Trove – the National Library Archive.


Family History

Access free online at your local library with your library card.

For more family research support, explore these Genealogy sites on the Internet.


Local History Enquiry


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